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More Images of Oceanco Mega Sailing Yacht Black Pearl On Sea Trials

July 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The enormous, yet very graceful 106m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl has been undergoing her sea trials. Here are some new photos of this amazing vessel.

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

The bespoke team of designers at Nuvolari Lenard developed Black Pearl’s sleek exterior lines, as well as the yacht’s luxurious interior. Dykstra Naval Architects were responsible for her naval architecture.

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up - Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up – Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Although this superyacht project remains highly secretive, there are a few details that have been released by the shipbuilder. The total internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She features three rotating masts, a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Among her superb amenities are two spa pools and a massive beach club. At 106m she is believed to have ample spaces for a wide variety of water toys and tenders.

Black Pearl sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Cabin configuration is yet to be confirmed.

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Thanks to the two CAT engines, Black Pearl can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots.

Find out more about Oceanco here.

Wonderful Images of Superyachts, The Ocean, Swimming: Yacht Charter Fun!

July 12, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

This gallery includes some amazing photos of superyachts and superyacht charters as well as people having fun in the sun! Its a lifestyle gallery promoting the wonders of luxury yachting and of the yacht charter destinations the boats visit.

Sailing Yacht “A” Surprised Formentera’s Visitors

June 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sailing Yacht A was spotted in one of the most popular superyacht destinations of the Mediterranean, Formentera. The visitors of the beautiful island were impressed by the size of the yacht and her striking exterior profile. Compared with boats and sailing yachts nearby, Sailing Yacht A looks simply enormous. Her LOA is 143m and her highest mast measures 91 metres.

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by ortiz_aulisio Playa De Illetes, Formentera, Ibiza

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by @ortiz_aulisi. Playa De Illetes, Formentera, Ibiza

The gigantic sail-assisted motor yacht was delivered earlier this year and has already visited marvellous places of France, Italy and Spain.

Sailing Yacht A is a truly amazing vessel: she features a huge swimming pool, an underwater observatory, a helipad and a large number of well-appointed staterooms to accommodate 20 guests and 54 crew.

Sailing Yacht A. Photo Credit ChaterWorld

Sailing Yacht A. Photo credit ChaterWorld

Find out more about Sailing Yacht A here.

Sailing Yacht A is not available for charter. However, there is a selection of spectacular luxury superyachts that you can book for yacht charter vacation right now. Contact CharterWorld brokers for more information.

Spectacular Mega Yachts A spotted in Monaco during F1 Weekend

June 26, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Two of the most talked-about mega yachts currently cruising our waters, the S/Y A (142,81m) and M/Y A (119m) have been spotted in Monaco over the Formula 1 weekend, which took place in May this year. Photographed by Sam Malins, the images show both yachts lit up, showing off their controversial designs by renowned designer Philippe Starck. Sailing Yacht A was delivered in 2017 and is the so-called sister ship to motor yacht A, both belonging to the Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. 

Mega yacht A in Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Mega yacht A in Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

Luxury mega yacht A Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Luxury mega yacht A Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

Sailing Yacht A in Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Sailing Yacht A in Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

 

95m Mega Yacht Kismet in Cagnes Sur Mer

June 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The breathtaking 95-metre superyacht Kismet was recently spotted in Cagnes Sur Mer, Cote D’Azure. Motor yacht Kismet was delivered by Lurssen in 2014 for the shipbuilder’s repeat client, who previously owned the 68-metre superyacht Global (ex. Kismet). The yacht received an award at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards in 2015 and was the winner of her class: “Motor Yacht Above 75 Metres in LOA”. 

Kismet. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Kismet. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Kismet was designed by Espen Oeino and Reymond Langdon Design, the design studios who worked on a large number of fantastic luxury yacht projects. Recognised for outstanding performance capabilities, innovative design and engineering, Kismet has cruised a huge number of the best locations of the Mediterranean with her owner’s family and friends aboard.

Undoubtedly, Kismet features one of the most impressive superyacht aft decks. Her external spaces are enormous and include an open fireplace, lounging and seating areas, as well as alfresco dining options. Among her lavish amenities, there is a BBQ area, a huge swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a private observation deck.

Comfortable accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 8 well-appointed cabins. There is a highly professional crew of 28 guests who makes sure guests aboard are provided with the highest standard of services. Kismet can reach a top speed of 17 knots and cruises comfortably at 13 knots.

You can find out more about superyacht Kismet here or view Lurssen superyachts available for charter this summer. Contact CharterWorld brokers for any further inquiries.

106m Sailing Yacht Black Pearl on Follow-Up Sea Trials

June 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 106-metre mega sailing yacht Black Pearl (also known as Project Solar or Oceanco Y712) was spotted during her follow-up sea trials in the Netherlands. Black Pearl was launched in 2016 by one of the leading shipbuilders in the world, Oceanco. She was designed by Nuvolari Lenard, while her naval architecture was developed by Dykstra Naval Architects.

Sailing Yacht Black Pearl on sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Sailing Yacht Black Pearl on sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

This incredible luxury vessel boasts three rotating masts, a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, with a total internal volume of 2,700 GT. Featuring lots of luxury living space, Black Pearl offers her guests a large number of great amenities. She is believed to have two spa pools and an enormous beach club. Black Peral also has ample storage for her water toys and tenders.

Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

She was designed to accommodate 12 guests in 6 lavish cabins.Her auxiliary power comes from a pair of CAT engines, which provide a top speed of 17.5 knots.

SY Black Pearl on sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

SY Black Pearl on sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

We will be bringing more details on this mega yacht, as soon as the shipyard unveils more information. You can find out more about Oceanco superyachts here.

Heesen Superyachts BookEnds (ex. Project Ruya) and Home in Hellevoetsluis

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Heesen Yachts announced last week that their new superyacht Project Ruya had been given a new name and is now known as BookEnds. She was photographed together with superyacht Home, launched by Heesen just a few month ago. 

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

BookEnds boasts sleek and elegant profile drawn by Omega Architects. Her interior is by Bannenberg and Rowell. Among her great features, there are an 85-sqm sundeck, large swim platform and a spacious garage for water toys and tenders. BookEnds was designed to accommodate 12 guests in 5 well-appointed staterooms.

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Home is a slightly larger yacht that BookEnds, and measures 49.8 metres. She features the famous FDHF and a hybrid propulsion system, designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Her beautiful exterior design is by Omega Architects, and the interior design is by Cristiano Gatto. Home is a family-friendly superyacht, which resembles a luxury beach villa style in terms of her layout. Her interior decor is minimalistic, with plenty of natural light and modern finishing, She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Luxury motor yacht Home can reach a top speed of 15 knots and cruises comfortably at a speed of 12 knots.

Both superyachts are yet to be delivered to their owners. You can find out more about Heesen yachts here.

Summer Season Starts Now: 10 of the Best Superyacht Photos so far

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Summer is here, and the yachting season has started! The coolest superyachts have already arrived in the best ports and marinas of Monaco, St Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Portofino, Capri, Amalfi and Ibiza. Luxury charter yachts are well-prepared to take their guests on a vacation of a lifetime. Here are 10 of the best superyacht summer photos so far.

LIONHEART | Benetti | 90m | 2016 |

Benetti‘s largest yacht to date, Lionheart is a real head-turner. This dramatically beautiful displacement vessel was spotted in Ibiza a few days ago. The sporty exterior profile and curved superstructure make this lady one of the most famous superyachts. Motor yacht Lionheart has a number of outstanding features, such private balconies, enormous living spaces and an impressive speed of 18 knots. Lionheart was built by Benetti’s repeat client, who replaced his 63.50-metre Lionheart (now known as Lioness V), which is now one of the most popular charter yachts.

Superyacht Lionheart in Marina Ibiza. Photo credit marko.dudukovic

Superyacht Lionheart in Marina Ibiza. Photo credit marko.dudukovic

 

CLOUD 9 | CRN | 74m | 2017

Launched in early 2017, superyacht Cloud 9 is a superb luxury vessel built by CRN. She boasts innovative design and outstanding technical aspects. A team of talented designers and engineers, including Zuccon International Project and Andrew Winch, worked on this impressive superyacht. Cloud 9 has a perfect balance between the interior and exterior living spaces, creating light and bright atmosphere onboard and an experience of being close to the sea. Cloud 9 is among the best superyacht newly available for charter. Her onboard accommodation is designed to sleep 12 guests in 6 spacious cabins. Don’t miss an opportunity to charter this beauty. Contact our charter brokers.

Cloud 9. Photo credit Raphael Belly

Cloud 9. Photo credit Raphael Belly

 

SAILING YACHT A | Nobiskrug | 143m | 2016

You have probably already seen tonnes of different pictures of Sailing Yacht A. She is, indeed, the most talked about yacht these days. The fact that she is currently in the Mediterranean makes it appealing for yacht spotters to take greats shot of the vessel. Here is Sailing yacht A’  close-up photo: take a look at this huge fold out terrace, from which you can see a bit of her highly secretive interior design. Sailing Yacht A’s internal images have not been released until now, although the yacht was launched last year.

Sailing yacht A. Photo by alvaroaparicio

Sailing yacht A. Photo by @alvaroaparicio

 

AVIVA | Abeking & Rasmussen | 98M | 2017

The largest ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen, the 98 Aviva is another great superyacht from the 2017 launches. She was designed by Reymond Langdon Design, who penned the yacht’s striking exterior design and head-spinning blue hull. Motor yacht Aviva includes a large number of innovative features. Her curvaceous hull provides excellent seakeeping capabilities combined with 20% in drag. Aviva boasts a hybrid drive system, which allows a speed of 11 knots while running solely on her electric motors. Silence and smooth cruising are some of Aviva’s significant characteristics.

Superyacht Aviva. Photo credit superyachts gibraltar

Superyacht Aviva. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

 

OCTOPUS | Lurssen | 126m | 2003

Built by Lurssen shipyard and launched in 2003, luxury mega yacht OCTOPUS measures an impressive 126 metres and belongs the fleet of the largest and most recognisable superyachts in the world. OCTOPUS superyacht is renowned not only for its ultra-luxurious amenities but also for her involvement in numerous expedition projects, scientific research and rescue operations. One of the research operations in 2015 included the discovery of the WW2 warship, Musashi.

Octopus. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Octopus. Photo credit Julien Hubert

 

DILBAR | Lurssen | 156m | 2016 & ECLIPSE | Blohm & Voss | 162.50 m | 2010

The second largest and the fourth largest superyacht in the world were photographed in Monaco last week. Mega yacht Dubai is currently the largest in the world in terms of gross tonnage. However, Eclipse had lost her title of the largest yacht in terms of length, when Lurssen launched their 180m Azzam in 2013. Nevertheless, Eclipse is a magnificent vessel, with an estimated value of $400 million. As for Dilbar, she won the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the World Superyacht Awards held in May 2017 in Italy.

Dilbar and Eclipse in Monaco. Photo by Carol Feith

Dilbar and Eclipse in Monaco. Photo by Carol Feith

 

TITAN | Abeking & Rasmussen | 78.40m | 2010

Superyacht Titan is the third yacht in the 78m series, launched by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany. Her naval architecture was developed by the yard’s in-house team, while Reymond Langton created her striking exterior styling. This outstanding 78.43-metre motor yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 staterooms, as well as provide accommodation for an excellent and highly professional crew of 19 members. The 2010-launched yacht Titan was built according to Lloyds Register of Shipping and MCA standards.

Motor Yacht Titan in Monte Carlo. Photo via @theyachtguy

Motor Yacht Titan in Monte Carlo. Photo via @theyachtguy

 

YAS | ADM Shipyard | 141m | 2011

The spectacular 141-metre mega yacht Yas was photographed in Port Gibraltar. It’s interesting that Yas looks very different from various angles. You can view more incredible photos here. Mega yacht Yas was built by ADM Shipyards in 2011. Striking exterior of this yacht features smooth curves and lots of glass in the superstructure, which resemble the shape of a dolphin. This floating heaven has a large variety of lavish amenities, including an enormous swimming pool, spa, a helicopter pad and a massive garage with water toys. Yas can accommodate 60 guests and 56 crew members.

Yas. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

Yas. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

 

EXCELLENCE V | Abeking & Rasmussen | 60m | 2012

Superyacht EXCELLENCE V was designed by bespoke Reymond Langton and launched by Abeking Rasmussen in 2012. Luxury motor yacht EXCELLENCE V boasts a stunning exterior profile with elegant lines and measures 60m.  She can accommodate 12 charter guests in 7 beautiful cabins and is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from  EUR€ 595,000 per week plus expenses. The accommodation layout comprises of a large master suite forward on the upper deck, four double and two twin cabins. The master suite and has a private lobby and a king size centre lined bed, 180-degree panoramic views, marble en-suite facilities, separate study and private forward facing balcony complete with ample sun pads and Spa Pool tub. A crew of 15 professionals will make sure charter guests will have a fantastic vacation abroad Excellence V.

Excellence V. photo by @she_is_a_wanderess

Excellence V. Photo by @she_is_a_wanderess

 

AMERICA’S CUPBERMUDA

Not only the Mediterranean region has been celebrating the beginning of the new charter season: Bermuda is currently hosting a great yachting event – the 35th America’s Cup. The 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Match starts on June 17th, 2017 and you still can secure a luxury superyacht for charter to attend the event. Watch the race from the best spots – contact CharterWorld now to make a booking.

America's Cup Village. Photo credit Christopher scholey

America’s Cup Village. Photo credit Christopher Scholey

110m Mega Yacht Jubilee Returns from Sea Trials

June 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The largest superyacht built in the Netherlands, Project Jubilee has just returned from sea trials. Project Jubilee was designed by Lobanov Design and measure 110 meters.  Launched by Oceanco earlier this year, Project Jubilee has naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and interior design by Sam Sorgiovanni

110m Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

110m Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco’s masterpiece, Project Jubilee, has a beam of 16.40-metres and a gross tonnage of 4,5000 GT. She has won the hearts of many, as the exterior design with a multi-level visual effect is one-of-a-kind and is, indeed, a striking feature of the vessel. Project Jubilee has a fully-certified helicopter operating deck, a huge swimming pool, and a large beach club.

Jubilee is back from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Jubilee is back from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

This massive luxury yacht can sleep 30 guests in 15 staterooms.

Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Motor yacht Project Jubilee is a turn-key project,  currently listed for sale, which includes outfitting, furnishing, and watersports equipment.

Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Rotterdam. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Jubilee returns from sea trials. Rotterdam. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

You can find our more about Project Jubilee here or view superyacht built by Oceanco here. It was reported by a few news outlets earlier this year that the yacht was belived to be called Al Menwar. 

In pictures: Brand New 73m Feadship Superyacht Hasna

June 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 73-metre superyacht Hasna was launched last week in Holland by the acclaimed shipbuilder Feadship. She was designed inside and out by RWD and had a naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects.

73m Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting00006

73m Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Feadship motor yacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Feadship motor yacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

The yacht has a family friendly design, which was the main requirement of her owner successfully met the professional engineers and designers.

Recently launched Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Recently launched Feadship Superyacht Hasna. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Hasna has a variety of luxury amenities and opulent accommodation for 12 guests and 21 crew.

Superyacht Hasna launched by Feadship. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Hasna launched by Feadship. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

You can find out more about superyacht Hasna here.